Geek Cinema Has a Heart: After Oz

Ever find yourself wondering what happens after “happily ever after”? What does that even mean?! Vancouver Film School student Percy Kiyabu didn’t wait for a little dog to come along and peel back that curtain. His animated short film, After Oz, gives us a glimpse of the Tin Man’s happy ending.

It may be brief, but this little love story is not as simple as it seems; there’s passion and betrayal, heartbreak and hope. All that, and nobody says a word! Rather like a film from the silent era, After Oz does most of its storytelling through hyperbolic pantomime and music. There’s a bit of slapstick humor in there, too.

After Oz is fun for all ages.

Further reading: There’s science behind mending a broken heart!

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